Conch Snail

Species information for the Conch Snail, in the Snails category.

  1. Scientific name - Strombus spp

    Family – Strombidae

    Common name – Fighting Conch

    Max Size – 1.5 in (3.5 cm)

    Range - Asia, Papua New Guinea, Tonga

    Care Level – Easy

    Temperament – Peaceful

    Foods and feeding – The snail will roam the aquarium eating algae, but will also eat detritus. It is suggested that you give supplemental feedings of dried seaweed and meaty foods.

    Aquarium suitability –

    Reef compatibility – Yes

    Captive care – This snail is extremely helpful in keeping an aquarium clean by eating detritus. It will also burrow down into the substrate, keeping it oxygenated and turned. It requires a large sand bed, and multiple conches should not be kept unless the aquarium is suitably large. The males are highly territorial. Like all invertebrates it is extremely sensitive to nitrates and copper, and even tiny amounts are lethal to them.
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2011
    little_fish, Feb 7, 2011